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Week 17 Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category league with the following categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-pointers made, free-throw percentage, and field-goal percentage.

These are my rankings. They do not necessarily correspond with the RotoWire cheat sheet or our projections for the season. I use both as a rough guide, but I primarily factor in number of games played for the week, current player trends and pertinent information about the team (injuries, time share situations, etc.). The weekly player rankings are written up following Saturday's games. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on Sunday, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for in the rankings until the following week.

Week 17:February 16th-February 22nd
Three Games:DAL, OKC

Point Guard

1Russell Westbrook[PG]OKC3
2Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW2Averaging 28.8 points, 5.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 4.8 threes over last five games.
3Chris Paul[PG]LAC2
4John Wall[PG]WAS2
5Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR2
6Damian Lillard[PG]POR2
7Derrick Rose[PG]CHI2Averaging 21.2 points, 6.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
8Jeff Teague[PG]ATL2
9Kyrie Ivring[PG]CLE2
10D.J. Augustin[PG]DET2Averaging 20.3 points and 8.2 assists over last ten games.
11Ty Lawson[PG]DEN2
12George Hill[PG,SG]IND2Averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
13Goran Dragic[PG,SG]PHO2
14Isaiah Thomas[PG]PHO2
15Elfrid Payton[PG]ORL2Averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.6 steals over last five games.
16Tony Parker[PG]SAS2Averaging 16.4 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 threes over last five games.
17Michael Carter-Williams *[PG]PHI2Day-to-day (foot).
18Darren Collison *[PG]SAC2Day-to-day (abdominal).
19J.J. Barea[PG,SG]DAL3Decent short-term play if Rajon Rondo misses time this week. Averaging 13.8 points, 5.4 assists and 1.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
20Rajon Rondo *[PG]DAL3Day-to-day (head).
21Reggie Jackson[PG]OKC3
22Devin Harris[PG,SG]DAL3
23Mario Chalmers[PG,SG]MIA2
24Jordan Clarkson[PG]LAL2
25Jose Calderon[PG]NYK2
26Patrick Beverley[PG]HOU2
27Marcus Smart[PG,SG]BOS2Averaging 12.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
28Jeremy Lin[PG]LAL2
29Mo Williams[PG,SG]CHA2
30Brian Roberts[PG]CHA2Value goes down with Mo Williams the likely starter while Kemba Walker is out.
31Ricky Rubio[PG]MIN1
32Jarrett Jack[PG,SG]BKN1
33Mike Conley[PG]MEM1
34Norris Cole[PG]MIA2
35Greivis Vasquez[PG,SG]TOR2

Shooting Guard

1Monta Ellis[PG,SG]DAL3
2James Harden[SG,SF]HOU2
3Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]PHO2Averaging 21.3 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.8 threes over last four games.
4Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW2
5Brandon Knight[PG,SG]MIL2
6Jimmy Butler *[SG,SF]CHI2Day-to-day (shoulder).
7Victor Oladipo[SG]ORL2
8Danny Green[SG,SF]SAS2
9J.R. Smith[SG,SF]CLE2
10DeMar DeRozan[SG,SF]TOR2
11Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR2
12Gerald Henderson[SG,SF]CHA2Averaging 18.2 points, 5.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
13Kyle Korver[SG,SF]ATL2
14O.J. Mayo[SG]MIL2Averaging 15.6 points, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
15Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]LAC2
16Eric Gordon[SG]NO2
17Wayne Ellington[SG]LAL2Averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
18CJ Miles[SG,SF]IND2
19J.J. Redick[SG]LAC2
20Dwyane Wade *[SG]MIA2Day-to-day (hamstring).
21Dion Waiters[SG]OKC3
22Lou Williams[PG,SG]TOR2
23Avery Bradley[PG,SG]BOS2
24Aaron Afflalo[SG,SF]DEN2
25Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[SG]DET2
26Bradley Beal *[SG]WAS2Day-to-day (toe).
27Ben McLemore[SG]SAC2
28Marcus Thornton[SG]BOS2Averaging 12.8 points, 3.0 threes and 1.2 steals in 20 minutes over last five games.
29Langston Galloway[SG]NYK2
30Marco Belinelli[SG]SAS2
31Jodie Meeks[SG]DET2
32Kevin Martin[SG]MIN1
33Joe Johnson[SG,SF]BKN1
34Evan Fournier[SG]ORL2Averaging 10.0 points, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
35Tim Hardaway Jr.[SG]NYK2

Small Forward

1Kevin Durant[SF]OKC3
2Chandler Parsons[SF,PF]DAL3
3LeBron James[SF,PF]CLE2
4Giannis Antetokoumpo[SF]MIL2Averaging 18.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
5Tyreke Evans[SG,SF]NO2Averaging 14.8 points, 8.4 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
6Robert Covington[SF]PHI2Averaging 18.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
7Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]SAS2
8Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAC2
9Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU2Averaging 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
10DeMarre Carroll[SF]ATL2Averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
11Khris Middleton[SF]MIL2
12Wilson Chandler[SG,SF]DEN2
13Luol Deng[SF]MIA2
14Matt Barnes[SF]LAC2Averaging 10.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
15Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]POR2
16Tony Snell[SG,SF]CHI2Averaging 18.3 points, 3.8 threes and 1.0 steals in 36 minutes over last five games but minutes will likely decrease with Mike Dunleavy back.
17Tobias Harris *[SF,PF]ORL2Day-to-day (knee).
18Evan Turner[SG,SF]BOS2Averaging 7.4 points, 7.0 assists, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
19P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO2
20Jared Dudley[SG,SF]MIL2
21Harrison Barnes[SF]GSW2
22Manu Ginobili[SG,SF]SAS2
23Al-Farouq Aminu[SF]DAL3
24Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA1
25Corey Brewer[SG,SF]HOU2
26Wesley Johnson[SG,SF]LAL2
27Paul Pierce[SF]WAS2
28Marcus Morris[SF,PF]PHO2
29James Johnson[SF,PF]TOR2Averaging 14.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 23 minutes over last three games.
30Nick Young[SG,SF]LAL2
31Mike Dunleavy[SG,SF]CHI2Back in action.
32Danilo Gallinari[SF]DEN2
33Andrew Wiggins[SF]MIN1
34Jeff Green[SF,PF]MEM1
35Carmelo Anthony *[SF,PF]NYK2Likely to be shut down for the season after the All-Star Break.

Power Forward

1Anthony Davis *[PF]NO2Day-to-day (shoulder).
2Pau Gasol[PF,C]CHI2
3LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR2
4Josh Smith[SF,PF]HOU2Averaging 16.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
5Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS2
6Draymond Green[SF,PF]GSW2
7Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC3
8Paul Millsap[PF]ATL2
9Chris Bosh[PF,C]MIA2
10Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE2
11David West[PF]IND2Averaging 15.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
12Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL3
13Jared Sullinger[PF,C]BOS2
14Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET2
15Markieff Morris[PF]PHO2
16Nerlens Noel[PF,C]PHI2
17Donates Motiejunas[PF]HOU2
18Ed Davis[PF,C]LAL2Averaging 8.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
19Luc Richard Mbah a Moute[PF]PHI2
20Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN2
22Jason Smith[PF,C]NYK2Averaging 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 31 minutes over last five games.
23Patrick Patterson[PF]TOR2
24Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE2
25Spencer Hawes[PF,C]LAC2Starter at power forward with Blake Griffin out.
26Taj Gibson[PF]CHI2
27Carlos Boozer[PF,C]LAL2
28Ryan Anderson *[PF,C]NO2Day-to-day (elbow).
29Zach Randolph[PF,C]MEM1
30Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA1
31Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]MIN1
32Mitch McGary[PF,C]OKC3Getting extra minutes with Steven Adams out. Averaging 12.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in 21 minutes over last three games.
33Amir Johnson[PF,C]TOR2
34Marreese Speights[PF,C]GSW2
35Brandon Bass[PF,C]BOS2


1DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]SAC2
2DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC2Stepping up his game with Blake Griffin out. Averaging 23.0 points, 23.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals over last two games.
3Hassan Whiteside[C]MIA2Averaging 14.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.0 steals in only 27 minutes over last five games.
4Al Horford[PF,C]ATL2
5Al Jefferson[PF,C]CHA2
6Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET2
7Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL2
8Joakim Noah[PF,C]CHI2
9Tyson Chandler *[C]DAL3Day-to-day (ankle).
10Timofey Mozgov[C]CLE2Averaging 13.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
11Marcin Gortat[C]WAS2
12Roy Hibbert[C]IND2
13Jonas Valanciunas[C]TOR2
14John Henson[PF,C]MIL2Averaging 10.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
15Jusuf Nurkic[C]DEN2Averaging 9.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.2 steals in only 23 minutes over last five games.
16Robin Lopez[C]POR2
17Andrew Bogut[C]GSW2
18Marc Gasol[C]MEM1
19Brook Lopez[C]BKN1
20Miles Plumlee[PF,C]PHO2Back in starting lineup with Alex Len (ankle) out. Averaging 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in 20 minutes over last two games.
21Omer Asik[C]NO2
22Zaza Pachulia *[C]MIL2Back in action (calf).
23Nick Collison[PF,C]OKC3
24Tyler Zeller[PF,C]BOS2
25Chris Andersen[C]MIA2
26Kyle O'Quinn[C]ORL2Good see bump in minutes this week if Channing Frye misses time.
27Rudy Gobert[C]UTA1
28Nikola Pekovic[C]MIN1
29Enes Kanter[C]UTA1
30Gorgui Dieng[C]MIN1
31Mason Plumlee[PF,C]BKN1
32Amar'e Stoudemire[PF,C]NYK2
33Alexis Ajinca[C]NO2
34J.J. Hickson[PF,C]DEN2
35Robert Sacre[C]LAL2